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For current event dates & times, please consult:

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau Events Page »
Edison & Ford Winter Estates Events Page
River District Alliance Events Page »

To request your annual event be added to our list, please contact the Chamber office at (239) 332-2930 or email

Art Walk – A must do in the River District social scene is the monthly Art Walk. Always on the first Friday of the month, visit the many exciting galleries, exhibitions, and performances. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. Rain or shine, 6-10 pm. Free event, open to all ages.

Music Walk – The River District comes alive on the third Friday of the month as local and regional musicians line the streets. From jazz and blues to rock & roll, many genres can be heard and vary each month. Free to the public with many venues featuring additional attractions and specials. 6-10 pm.

River District Farmers’ Market – Open every Thursday year round from: 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM. on Broadway in Downtown Fort Myers. This lively green market offers a variety of local produce, seafood, baked goods, honey, nuts, cheese, flowers, plants & more for the discerning shopper. A fixture of the downtown Fort Myers River District since 1994, the market is popular with both tourists in season and locals during the summer months. Be sure to stop by soon for a fun and rewarding experience!

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ArtFest Fort Myers

FEBRUARY 6 & 7, 2021

Southwest Florida’s Premier Fine Art Festival

Downtown Fort Myers
1375 Jackson Street, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Also, enjoy all the fun, art, and activities online VIRTUALLY from the comfort of your home! Open through February 25.

Edison Festival of Light Craft on the River

February 20 & February 21, 2021
10:00AM-5:00PM, Edwards Drive

Crafts on the River
Edwards Drive is transformed into a craft lovers dream with 100 exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts ranging from jewelry to artwork and everything in between.

Edison Festival of Light Mutt Strutt

February 20, 2021
12:00-4:00PM, Hendry Street

Mutt Strutt
Dog lovers, families, vendors and pet agencies gather for fun, food and mutt strutt! Pooches and owners in costumes or their finest bling–even a few doggie floats mixed in! The event is free to the public and only requires a small registration fee for contest participating pups. Medals are awarded in several categories including the infamous look-alike and Mayor’s awards. Contest Proceeds to Benefit our local Gulf Coast Humane Society

Edison Festival of Light Food Trucks & Craft Beer

February 20, 2021
2:00-8:00PM, Edwards & Hendry

Food Trucks & Craft Beer
Attendees will experience mouth-watering cuisine by some of the area’s most creative food trucks! Also enjoy different craft beers available from our friends at Suncoast Beverage!

Edison Festival of Light Junior Fun Run 2021

February 20, 2021
4:00PM, Edwards Drive

Junior Fun Run

Hundreds of young participants turn out to show their determination and pride. The Junior Fun Run is open to children in grades five and below. Fourth and 5th graders run a mile, 3rd graders run three-quarters of a mile, 1st and 2nd graders run half a mile, kindergarten students run one-quarter mile, and students under 5 years old run 50-75 yards. The Fort Myers Track Club helps to make this a fantastic, active event for the children and many children run year after year!

There is a $5.00 entry fee, which includes a t-shirt and ribbon, for all children wishing to participate (while supplies last).

Edison Festival of Light 2021 5K Run


February 20, 2021
5:00 PM, Edwards Drive

2021 5K Run
Over the years, the Edison Festival 5K Race has gained international notoriety. Well over 1,400 participants and thousands of spectators take over the streets of the Downtown River District. Register your team for this 3.1 mile race for fun!

This professional event is coordinated from start to finish by the Fort Myers Track Club and includes chip timing and an after-event awards program.

Packet Pick-Up:

2021 Location TBA

Edison Festival of Light Sing-O Bingo!

February 21, 2021
4:30PM, Online
Sing-O Bingo!
Event by the Ft. Myers Symphonic Mastersingers
Online with Facebook Live or YouTube Live
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST
Price: Free
Here is the link to the event on their Facebook page. Virtual Event HERE

Major League Baseball Spring Training
Boston Red Sox & Minnesota Twins

Red Sox:
JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway S Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913)


Minnesota Twins:
Hammond Field, South Fort Myers
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Greek Fest Express Drive-Thru

February 26  & February 27, 2021

February 28, 2021

Greek Fest EXPRESS

Call ahead, drive thru and bring it home for lunch or dinner! Tastes like all the goodies Yiayia ( Grandma) used to make!  Appetizers, Sandwiches, Dinners, and many Desserts!  Vegetarian Items available. Gyros, Spanakopita, Baklava and so much more. Place your today – order online, by phone or day of at the church & enjoy a Taste of Greece at home. Stop by on Friday to pick up dinner and come back for lunch, dessert and another dinner – we’re open all weekend long!

This  event helps to fund the multiple ministries that serve our community – from youth groups to philanthropic organizations.

Swamp Cabbage Festival Events

Swamp Cabbage Festival Events

Saturday, February 27
  • 07:00am – Humane Society’s Swamp Stomp, Farm Credit Plaza
  • 10:00am – Barron Park Activities begin
  • 11:00am – Bike Rally, West Wharf
  • 11:30am – Opening Prayer & National Anthem by Mitchell Wills & Robbie Music,  Barron Park
  • 11:45am – Walker Experience,  Barron Park
  • 12:40pm –Queen and Princess Intro & Performances,  Barron Park
  • 1:00pm – Shannon Reed, Barron Park
  • 2:00pm – Showtime Cloggers, Barron Park
  • 3:00pm – Unforgiven, Barron Park
  • 4:00pm – Sheriff’s Posse, Barron Park
  • 5:30pm – Entertainment ends, Barron Park closes
  • 7:00pm – Hendry County Cattlemen’s Rodeo, LaBelle Rodeo Grounds
Sunday, February 28    
  • 05:30am – Swamp Cabbage Festival Bass Tournament, Hendry County Boat Ramp
  • 9:30am – Park Activities begin
  • 9:30am – Millie Gonzalez, Barron Park
  • 11:00am – Bike Rally, West Wharf
  • 10:00am – James Holland & Band, Barron Park
  • 11:15am – Athletic Ambitions, Barron Park
  • 11:50pm – Little Miss Swamp Cabbage & Junior Miss Swamp Cabbage Intro & Performances, Barron Park
  • 12:00pm – Billy Cass, Barron Park
  • 1:00pm – Lester Beleau, Barron Park
  • 2:00pm – Country Rhythm Cloggers, Barron Park
  • 3:00pm – Buckshot, Barron Park
  • 3:00pm – Fishing Tournament Weigh-in, Hendry County Boat Ramp
  • 4:00pm – Entertainment ends, Barron Park Closes

Annual Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair

February 25 – March 7, 2021

Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair

Gates Open At:
Thursday, February 25 – 4:00 pm
Friday, February 26 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 27 – 11:00 am
Sunday, February 28 – 11:00 am
Monday, March 1 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 2 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 3 – 2:00 pm
(On Wednesday, March 3rd – Kiddie Land rides open at 2pm, Midway opens at 4pm)
Thursday, March 4 – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 5 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 6 – 11:00 am
Sunday, March 7 – 11:00 am

Lee Civic Center
11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, Florida 33917


Major League Baseball Spring Training
Boston Red Sox & Minnesota Twins

Red Sox:
JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway S Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913)

Minnesota Twins:
Hammond Field, South Fort Myers
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912










Annual Holiday Nights

Edison & Ford Winter Estates
(239) 334-7419